ANF was born as an initiative of its founders – Alfredo Pellas Jr., Theresa Pellas, and Father León Pallais– to contribute to mitigate the effects of poverty in Nicaragua.
In July 1992, ANF became officially regulated in the United States as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
ANF´s institutional mission is to acquire directly or through strategic partners the necessary resources to contribute substantially and sustainably to reduce the impact of poverty in the lives of the most vulnerable population in Nicaragua; providing these non-profitable resources to their beneficiaries, in an efficient, effective and transparent manner, with the assistance of a network of local partners.
A Nicaragua with greater opportunities, self-sufficiency and dignity for the poorest sectors of the population.
God – Human solidarity – Generosity – Honesty – Trustworthiness – Responsibility – Respect
ANF focuses in serving the most underprivileged sectors of Nicaraguan society, providing them staple resources in priority areas of:
Improve education quality levels, registration, attendance and retention rates in low-income community primary schools.
Improve the capabilities, access and quality of medical attention for impoverish population in Nicaragua.
Reduce the risk of food insecurity to vulnerable sectors of the population in Nicaragua.
Promote sustainable human development and improved life quality for members of low-income communities.
Providing immediate help to alleviate the situation of victims of natural disasters or national emergencies.
Staff at American Nicaraguan Foundation have experience in